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The title of this post would more accurately be “Why I decided to have my mom DIY my veil” as I’m not actually making the veil. WHO makes the veil isn’t so much the point of this post, but rather the WHY.  Here are some practical reasons to consider DIYing your veil.

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Making your veil can be inexpensive. Depending on what you’re looking for in a veil, sewing your own can be done for less that $10.  Some tulle, thread and a comb or two.  Voila! That gets you a simple, beautiful veil.  Perhaps you want to embellish it a bit.  Add a bit of lace or some sequins and pearl beads and your set.  Be careful though!  I’ve been told that embellishments can add up, so if you want something ornate, it might be in your best interest to purchase a pre-made veil.

You can create exactly what you want.  The back of my dress is my favorite part, and the veils I was seeing online weren’t giving me the look I wanted around my face while keeping my back visible.  Sewing your own veil offers you the freedom to create exactly what you’re envisioning.

It’s not that hard (or so I’m told).  I’ve been assured by many that sewing your own veil isn’t difficult.  Even if my mom wasn’t making the veil, this tutorial  would give me enough confidence to do it myself.

You can incorporate a treasure into your piece.  My friend was able to highlight a beautiful comb from her study abroad trip in Spain.  I’m using the fabric from my mom’s wedding veil.  If you have a treasure that you want to incorporate into your veil, DIYing let’s you do it.

Would you consider making your own veil?  Why or why not?

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Abby is an agricultural communicator and black tea and British miniseries aficionado marrying the exceptionally fabulous and remarkably sweet mechanical engineer, Mr. M. As a couple, some of their favorite things include "Parks and Rec," reformed theology, Purdue University, and good food and drink. They're planning a classy, relaxed wedding for May 2014 that celebrates their marriage covenant and community.

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  • Jenn

    I made my own veil for my wedding because I could not justify paying over $500 for the lace one I longed for so badly. I paid under $50 for the materials (a plain fingertip veil and beautiful alencon lace trim both found on Etsy) and put my sewing machine to work. It wasn’t perfect, as there were times when I had to hand sew some sections, but since I only wore it for about 20 minutes throughout the entire day, it was fine, and no one could even tell. In fact people were surprised when they found out it was a DIY. I would do it again.

  • Monique

    I have been toying with the idea of making my own. I also think it adds a unique touch to your wedding. When people compliment it, I can say, I made it.
    YouTube videos are amazing for DIY stuff!

  • Laura W

    After many an Etsy search, I looked into DIYing my veil recently, and I got scared off because my wedding is next month. The difficult part to me looked like getting the fabric onto the comb. However, I resorted to using a hairpiece I bought on LITB many, many months ago and added a birdcage veil I bought at Michael’s for less than $10. I added the birdcage to give the extra pizzazz my look needed. Can’t wait to see your veil!